Fish Hoek

Fish Hoek is a picturesque town situated about halfway down the Cape Peninsula, between Cape Town and Simon's Town. It is well known for its beach, which gets jam-packed on sunny days.

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Peers Cave

In 1926/7 Victor Peers and his son Bertram excavated the cave now known as Schildersgat, which later became known as Peers Cave. They found many stone tools and the remains of nine people, one of whom became famous as Fish Hoek Man. The skull has the largest brain area of any skull of its age found up until that time, and has been dated at 12,000 years old. In January 1941 Peers Cave was declared a National Monument. The location affords beautiful views across the peninsula to both oceans from across the valley and a peep into stone-age history.

SEE   —  +27 21 782-4531 —  Map

A Whale of a time

4 star self catering or B&B accommodation in Fish Hoek. Ever since 1901, when Hester de Villiers opened her home to guest accommodation, Fish Hoek has remained, with its situation and views, a beacon of extraordinary accommodation. A Whale of a Time continues the tradition, offering superior self-catering and bed and breakfast accommodation.

SLEEP   —  +27 21 782-5040 —  11 Echo Road

Summerfield Cottage

Summerfield Cottage is a charming fully furnished self catering home from home, situated on the slopes of the Fish Hoek mountainside. It is set in a tranquil garden in a quiet and secure area of Fish Hoek.

False Bay Accommodation Network

A network of various self catering and B&B accommodation places around the False Bay region from Simon's Town to Muizenberg, Kommetjie, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay and St James.

Tudor House by the Sea

Luxury self-catering apartments. Tudor House is perched on the hillside above False Bay and has stupendous views looking north over the sea.

The Galley

Fabulous views of False Bay. Service is sometimes a bit slow, particularly in summer and over holidays, but the food is excellent.

Papa Jo's

Formerly just a quiet restaurant and coffee shop, it is now a busy popular pub with live entertainment some weekends.

EAT   —  +27 21 782-3649 —  90 Main Road

Fish Hoek Fisheries

The most fantastic fish and chips take-ways in the south peninsula. Always popular with locals. Closed on Sundays.

EAT   —  +27 21 782-2314 —  43 Main Road

Shin Thai

Thai, Chinese and Japanese food. Warm welcome. Excellent set menu available (ask for it). Closed Mondays.

EAT   —  +27 21 782-3406 —  10 Beach Road

Fish Hoek Manor

Well-appointed guest house a block away from Fish Hoek Main Road and a short walk from the beach.

SLEEP   —  +27 21 864-3774 —  37 First Avenue

Avenue Hotel

51 luxury en-suite rooms, one block from Fish Hoek Main Road and 3 minutes walk from the beach.

SLEEP   —  +27 21 782-6026 —  7 First Avenue

Imhoff's Farm

Monkeys, birds, camel rides and a snake park as well as several restaurants and craft shops.

SEE   —  Kommetjie Road (M65)

Napoli Pizzeria

Probably the oldest surviving restaurant in Fish Hoek, serving Italian pizza and pasta.

EAT   —  +27 21 782-6962 —  53 Main Rd

Calders Hotel & Conference Centre

Luxury hotel and conference centre across the road from Fish Hoek beach. 26 rooms.

The Loft

Inside (upstairs on the first floor) the well-known AP Jones department store.


In the Pride Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary (formerly called Solole Game Reserve).


Coffee shop and light meals. Recently re-modelled and enlarged.

Capone's Pizza

Sit down, take-away and delivery 7 days a week.


Sandwiches, muffins, fruit salad, yoghurt.

Windsor Garden

Breakfast, light lunches, Sunday roasts.

EAT   —  +27 21 782-3931 —  83 Main Road

Copper Creek Spur

Part of the popular "Spur" franchise.

St Elmo's

Pizza, take-away and delivery.

EAT   —  +27 21 782-4325 —  Main Road


Excellent family restaurant.


Hamburgers, chips, etc.

Cake Creations Bakery & Bistro

Coffee shop and bakery.

Betty's Coffee Shoppe

Light meals and cakes.

Blue Gecko

Opened in May 2011.

EAT   —  +27 21 782-5723 —  81b Main Road

Imperial Garden

Chinese food.

EAT   —  +27 21 782-9677 —  38 Main Road


Indian food.

EAT   —  +27 21 782-1525 —  146 Main Road

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